Bedford Library Learning Center

This location remains closed. Please see our location map for branches that have reopened.



Address & Contact

496 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238 Get Directions

Partially accessible


Managing Librarian
Susan Knott


Brooklyn Public Library Adult Learning Centers provide free innovative educational programs for adult learners and speakers of other languages.

Through books, technology and interactive classroom instruction taught by professional and friendly instructors and tutors, adults build the skills needed to meet their personal, educational and employment goals. Other Brooklyn Public Library Learning Centers are located at the Central, Eastern Parkway, Flatbush and New Lots libraries.

Groups and classes are for participants 17 years and older who are functioning below the high school level. Emphasis is on reading, writing, and HSE preparation. All programs and classes are available mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays.

What we do
  • Basic Literacy
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Assist with obtaining your high school equivalency diploma (HSE)
  • Citizenship Prep
  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Educational workshops

Download the Adult Learning Program [PDF] brochure for more information.


Young Adult Literacy Program at Bedford Library

Our Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is a full-time work readiness program designed to meet the specific needs of young adults ages 17 to 24. Courses take place right here in the Bedford Learning Center. Find out more about YALP here.